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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

November 2010 Archives

Are you A Witness to Grace?

It is often said that we are only able to see what we anticipate or expect to see. This is the cover of my personal December journal.  I intend to be open to see the small and large Graces that […]

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We Often See What We Expect…

to see.  This morning I promised myself to live the entire day from my heart.  To quote writer Kathleen Gallagher Everett, “BE KIND – NO EXCEPTIONS” was the motto for this Monday. Live the entire day from my heart. So, […]

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Thankful for the Memories…

At a time when memories are made by gathering around a bountiful table…there are some chairs which will be empty this year.  One such chair was left empty by a large soul:  Hugh Prather.  This holiday I will come to […]

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BELIEVE! in the goodness of others…

And I am convinced you will immediately begin to see plenty of it.All I did was mention that THIS box that I was posting to an APO AE addresswas going to an enlisted military person.  My husband and I act […]

REACH DEEPLY and pick the rose…

…you planted in your soul long ago.  – mary anne radmacher – My friend is a florist and owns her own shop.  Each Saturday it is her joy to share the roses which have “seen better days.”   I’m one of […]

How much can a hug change a moment?

The question was answered by a couple of Italians in this very sweet and inspiring video.Often the most powerful answer to the, “What can I do to support my friend?” question is the easiest and most accessible.  A hug transcends […]

What Kind of A Difference Does Personal Writing Make?

It makes a huge difference. There are so many ways to utilize writing to improve your daily experiences: from writing down the list of groceries you need to remembering what you learned during a meeting to exploring the nuggets of […]

IS IT REALLY JUST A CUP OF COFFEE?

EACH MORNING I enjoy a cup of freshly made coffee.  Sometimes my husband brews it for me, sometimes I make it for myself.  This morning I looked at that cup and recognized it was so much more than “just” a […]

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Editing: It's Not Just For Writing
"Editing. It's Not Just For Writing." I've spent much of my writing time since I was 28 trying to get rid of words. Editing down. Paring down. Getting to the core. I woke up this morning clear on the matter: that is what I am doing with the whole of my life. I see I am less defined by what I hav

posted 11:44:53am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

"In Case of Emergency..."
There are two lines that people have to fill out when enrolling in school, in a new program, camp, new doctor... "Nearest relative."   "Person to call in case of emergency." In LIVE BOLDLY I explore several sides of the concept of family.  There's the family that you are born into and then

posted 3:38:18pm Mar. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Wondering About Racism, Jingoism and All The Other ISMS
Conversation around equality is uncomfortable. To begin with.  This is not a fresh circumstance. Equality has been a core component of conflict over the ages. Race. Age. Gender. Belief. Economic state. Land ownership. Ownership of all sorts.  It is disturbing for so many reasons. The way chauvinis

posted 10:57:09am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Do You Hate House Work?
I formalized an approach to house making last year. An approach I'd inadvertently applied (willy nilly) for many years.  I created a set of cards (that I offered in a bundle) titled THREE MINUTES, Seven Minutes and ELEVEN MINUTES.  Those were the most common time frames that various house keeping

posted 3:18:12pm Jan. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Remember and Do What Matters
Remember and Do What Matters Discovery Process with Mary Anne Radmacher, $99 February 1  - 22, 2015 You might not realize it but you do KNOW what matters to you. You really do! In the MUCH of daily living, it’s easy to disconnect from your MUST, the thing that puts wind beneath your wings

posted 6:07:55pm Jan. 20, 2015 | read full post »

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